Friends Council Statement on Anti-Asian and Anti-Asian American Violence

The following statement was released by Friends Council on March 18, 2021. The statement has now been updated, on March 25, 2021, with a list of resources. 

For the past year, Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been unfairly blamed for the COVID19 pandemic and have been the targets of racial slurs, xenophobia, and violence. This week, the murders in Georgia – with six of eight of the victims being of Asian descent – have finally caught the nation’s attention; for too long the violence against the AAPI community and the fear and suffering they have been experiencing has been downplayed. 

Friends Council stands committed to our ongoing work in antiracism and racial justice and we hold in the Light the many members of the AAPI community in our Friends school network and across the world. At this time we call on all in our Friends School communities to take action by learning more about our AAPI friends and neighbors and by raising your voices within your sphere of influence.

With thanks to Peter Sun, an upper school history teacher at Friends Select School, Friends Council offers the following resources to members of our Friends School community:

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